Audi’s model athlete, the RS 5 Coupé, has gained some new design accents for an even sharper shape. The elegant two-door model impresses with commanding performance. Its 4.2-liter FSI engine, a high-revving, normally aspirated V8, generates 331 kW (450 hp), launching the RS 5 Coupé from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds. Audi will increase the electronically governed top speed to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request.
The Audi RS 5 Coupé now has an even more athletic and muscular road stance. The upper corners of the single-frame grille are beveled, and sharper edges lend the hood an even more sculpted appearance. The most striking elements at the front of the car, however, are the new, wedge-shaped headlights. Utilizing xenon plus technology, they include narrow LED strips for the daytime running lights. The taillights and the rear bumper have also been redesigned.
Interior updates include the leather-wrapped RS 5 multifunction sport steering wheel with the ring flattened at the bottom, redesigned controls, the ignition key, the knob of the gear selector lever, the steering column stalks and the buttons for Audi drive select and the optional MMI navigation plus. The interior is a study in black. The standard inlays are carbon, with aluminum, Piano finish or stainless steel mesh available as options.
The Audi RS 5 Coupé is an elite athlete. Its 4.2 FSI engine, a high-revving, normally aspirated V8, produces 331 kW (450 hp) at 8,250 rpm, with the peak torque of 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) available between 4,000 and 6,000 rpm. The high-performance coupe accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds. Audi will increase the electronically governed top speed to 280 km/h (173.98 mph) upon request. The 4.2 FSI consumes an average of just 10.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (22.40 US mpg) on average – far less than its key competitors.
With its high efficiency and its long top gear, the standard seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission also contributes to the good fuel economy.
Like every Audi RS model, the RS 5 Coupé applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive, here in the latest evolutionary stage with the self-locking crown gear center differential and torque vectoring. Audi also offers the optional sport differential, which actively distributes the power between the rear wheels.
The suspension of the RS 5 Coupé lowers the vehicle body by 20 millimeters (0.79 in). The new electromechanical power steering is highly efficient and provides excellent road feedback. The new standard 19-inch forged aluminum wheels are shod with 265/35-series tires. The brake system features large, internally vented wave discs with a wave-shaped outside contour; the front calipers are painted black and have eight pistons each. Audi delivers carbon fiber-ceramic discs up front upon request.
Audi drive select comes standard. Besides the standard vehicle components, it can also modify the behavior of the optional sport differential, dynamic steering, adaptive cruise control and the sport suspension plus with dynamic ride control (DRC). The latter is a purely mechanical system without any lag. Its damping characteristic can be switched between three characteristics. Among the options available for the RS 5 Coupé are Audi’s driver assistance systems and infotainment features.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.